I Love the Fact that dreams can come true...
“What do you think it is about their story that’s so compelling to people and that’s so gripping?” @Jamesandclairefraser.
As I was perusing Tumblr today, I came upon this question Jess posted on her blog and it led me to evaluate my own obsession with Sam and Cait.
They each have a Cinderella story. Virtually unknown actors find themselves portraying characters from a book written over 20 years ago. Not just any book, a series of books that have an immense following of passionate people gagging to have their precious Jamie and Claire come to life. Cait, an ex-model in her thirties who has always wanted to be an actor and Sam, an actor that has some credits but nothing to elevate him above “starving”. It’s really hard to imagine how THIS THING can happen to someone - unless you believe in Fairy Godmothers, Karma, and Fate. I am convinced that neither of them had a clue what the gods had in store for them. From obscurity to public in an afternoon.
They both land the job of a lifetime, and it doesn’t stop there. When they found work, they also found love. Let’s face it. That alone, today, is a sheer miracle or magic. Kismet. She walks in to an audition that had already looked at hundreds of potential Claires - and she finds her soul mate. I’m not sure anyone of us who are somewhat creative could come up with a storyline like this one.
That’s what compels me. Their true Cinderella story. One missed taxi cab ride and it wouldn’t have happened. She was late as it is and they had nearly given up trying to find their Claire. And poor Sam, might not have ever met the woman that he holds dearest above all else. If you are a believer like me, they would have found their way to each other somehow because it was meant to be. It’s fortunate for all of us that this is the way God planned it to happen. He took a bit of stardust and produced the sunshine that we call Sam and Cait when they are together. Doesn’t matter what you call it or who you give the credit to, it’s an amazing story, a true fairy tale.